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Theatre Facilities

Tornabene Theatre

The Tornabene Theatre is a flexible ‘black box’ theatre space that can seat up to 300 people. The Tornabene is used for three major productions each season. This is the production of Hay Fever in 2011.


Combat Class

Stage Combat is regularly taught to members of the Arizona Repertory Theatre and frequently takes advantage of the Tucson climate to hold class in the courtyard in front of the Tornabene Theatre.


The School of Theatre, Film & Television has four large studios for acting classes, musical theatre classes, Studio Series performances and rehearsals. This is a warm-up session for the sophomore Acting class.


The Tornabene Theatre during a scenery paint call for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in 2010.

The Marroney Theatre

The Marroney Theatre was built in 1956.  It is a 332-seat proscenium auditorium that was refurbished in 1993 with new seats, carpeting, stage drapes, lighting system and sound system.

Scene Shop

The scene shop at the School of Theatre, Film & Television houses a separate paint area with paint frame. This is where the scene painting class shown is taking place.

Film & Television Facilities

Marshall Building

The Marshall Building houses the Film & Television program’s administrative and faculty offices, production and post-production labs, conference rooms and classrooms, in addition to Theatre Studies faculty offices and the Hanson Film Institute. Set directly west of the UA Main Gate, the Marshall Building is located among retail shops and a diverse selection of restaurants.

Media Arts Production Laboratory

The Media Arts Production Laboratory (MARPL) is the equipment resource for all Film & Television students enrolled in production courses. From small, hand-held digital cameras or high definition cameras to digital recorders, grip and lighting equipment, students have access to all the tools they need to realize their creative visions. Here, we see MARPL student workers assisting others with equipment check-out.

Production Studio 108

Production Studio 108 is a 1,000 sq. foot space featuring a lighting grid, a cyclorama, and acoustical sound dampening for improved sound recording. It serves as a teaching space to demonstrate fundamental production techniques such as directing, lighting, green screen, ADR and Foley. It also serves as a sound stage for student projects. Studio 108 adjoins classroom Harvill 104, which offers white boards, media projection, and internet access. Here we see production students set up a camera test in Studio 108.